Trina Sam with her daughter Starling Evangeline as they pick up their gift basket from St. Anthony’s Thrift Store in Agassiz. Starling was born on Jan. 1, 2021 at 1:39 a.m. (Contributed)

Trina Sam with her daughter Starling Evangeline as they pick up their gift basket from St. Anthony’s Thrift Store in Agassiz. Starling was born on Jan. 1, 2021 at 1:39 a.m. (Contributed)

Ruby Creek New Year’s baby receives gifts from Agassiz giveaway

St. Anthony’s Thrift Store had been searching for a local infant for its giveaway

The St. Anthony’s Thrift Store has found its New Year’s baby: Starling Evangeline of Ruby Creek.

Trina Sam and John Moreno welcomed their daughter to the world on Jan. 1, 2021 at 1:39 a.m. Starling was born early, and spent three weeks at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster before coming home to meet her older sister.

In early January, St. Anthony’s Thrift Store in Agassiz put together a gift basket to be given to the local baby born closest to midnight.

RELATED: New Year’s baby wanted for Agassiz giveaway

On Feb. 5, Sam and her daughter came to the store to be presented with the gifts by Father Dennis Flores.

The gift basket had included things for the newborn like a bassinet, stroller and blankets, while a few extras were also included for Sam’s older daughter, including a booster seat for the car.

“We would like to congratulate her family on this wonderful occasion and hope that this gift for your baby will help remind you that she is welcomed and loved by her entire community,” Beccie Bokenfohr, administrative assistant at St. Anthony’s of Padua Catholic Church, said in a release.

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